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WHICH STATES ARE AMERICA’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEADERS?

… October 20, 2011 National News Advisory …

WHICH STATES ARE AMERICA’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEADERS?

ACEEE Annual 50-State Scorecard to Show New State in #1 Spot and Big Shifts in Standing of Other States; Top 10 States and 10 States Most in Need of Improvement Among Those to be Highlighted: AL, CA, CT, IL, KS, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NY, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, WA, WV, and WY.

WASHINGTON, D.C.///News Advisory///There’s a new #1 U.S. state and other states have moved significantly up and down the rankings when it comes to energy efficiency, according to the annual 50-state energy efficiency scorecard that will be released by American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) during a live National Press Club news conference at 10 a.m. EDT on Thursday, October 20, 2011.

The ACCEE ranking will cover all 50 states, but special attention will be paid to the top 10 states, the 10 states most in need of improvement and the five states showing the biggest positive movement (in alphabetical order):  Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

News event speakers will be:

·       ACEEE Executive Director Steve Nadel;

·       U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Kathleen Hogan;

·       Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Richard K. Sullivan, Jr.;

·       Maryland Energy Administration Director Malcolm Woolf; and

·       U.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Gina McCarthy.

A live, one-way audio feed from this news event will be available to reporters outside of Washington, D.C., starting at 9:55 a.m. EDT on October 20, 2011, by dialing 1- (800) 860-2442. Ask for the “ACEEE 50-state ranking report” news event.

CONTACT:   Patrick Mitchell at (703) 276-3266 or pmitchell@hastingsgroup.com.

ABOUT ACEEE
About ACEEE: The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy acts as a catalyst to advance energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, investments, and behaviors. For information about ACEEE and its programs, publications, and conferences, visit http://aceee.org.

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